The Alliance’s Provider Network Expands Further in Wisconsin & Illinois

MADISON, WI. (June 16, 2022) – The Alliance is proud to announce new contracts with four more midwestern hospitals, adding to its vast network of more than 34,000 health care providers.

This network expansion includes Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Ashland Memorial Medical Center, Hayward Area Memorial Hospital, and Marshfield Medical Center-River Region Stevens Point Campus.

These hospital additions – effective this month – further strengthen The Alliance’s foothold across the Midwest to improve rates for its employers and to help their employees avoid out-of-network surprise billing.

About the Hospitals:

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago is one of the top children’s hospitals in the nation, providing superb pediatric care, cutting-edge treatments, and advanced research in Illinois.

Ashland’s Memorial Medical Center has been serving northern Wisconsin for more than 50 years as a critical access hospital.

Hayward Area Memorial Hospital in Hayward, WI is a 25-bed critical access hospital connected to a long-term care center. It offers a variety of specialty services, including orthopedics and urology.

Marshfield Medical Center-River Region, located in Stevens Point, WI, opened the new hospital in May 2022, expanding its offering of inpatient and outpatient surgical services.

Deb Kunferman, Vice President of Provider Contracting & Relations at The Alliance, said “We’re excited about the opportunity to provide employers and their employees and family members even more health care options in Wisconsin and Illinois by adding these hospitals to our already extensive network of providers.”

About The Alliance:

The Alliance serves as the voice for 300 self-funded employers who want more control over their health care costs. They provide transparent, creative approaches to network and benefit plan design to unlock savings where others can’t – or won’t – using Smarter Networks℠ and sophisticated data mining and analysis. The Alliance remains a trusted, objective partner for employers and their brokers who seek improved access to high-quality health care by contracting with more than 34,000 health care providers and doctors across the Midwest.

Craig Sauer
Marketing & Communications Specialist
Phone: 608.210.6638